The CLS team consists of smart, creative consultants with proven experience in the political, media, corporate and international arenas.
With such diverse backgrounds, we form a well rounded team capable of responding to varied needs. As a result, our clients enjoy the wide range of services of a large communications firm, yet the personal service and senior-level attention of a boutique.
Brian Berry has helped solve high-stakes problems for many CLS clients. His range of experience includes reputation and public affairs management, national and state issues advocacy, legislative and regulatory campaign planning, coalition building, media relations, public opinion research, and advertising. … More →
Robert Chlopak has twenty-five years experience working with companies, associations and governments to influence public policy, affect business or marketplace decisions, and help clients strengthen their brands and reputations. Mr. Chlopak founded Chlopak & Associates, which later became CLS, in … More →
Mr. Cortiñas-Garcia has vast experience in public affairs, corporate, campaign and strategic communications work in Washington. Mr. Cortiñas-Garcia has worked to strengthen U.S. support for the United Nations and its peacekeeping programs for the Better World Campaign. Previously, he helped … More →
Shannon Hunt brings to CLS a wide array of experience in public affairs, political communications, marketing/brand building and corporate communications. Since joining CLS in 1998, Ms. Hunt has helped a variety of corporate and public affairs clients, including having overseen … More →
Charles Leonard has provided communications and media relations counsel to a wide range of corporate, public sector and non-profit organizations. Since forming CLS in 1992 (which became an Omnicom company in 2000), his clients have included Arthur Andersen, the Pharmaceutical … More →
Peter Schechter is an international advisor with over twenty years of communications and political experience. He consults for clients on international political issues and reputational risks. He regularly writes and comments on international relations. Fluent in six languages, Mr. Schechter … More →